State of support - local Healthwatch finances 2017/18

Our latest report sets out what funding the Healthwatch network has received to carry out its statutory activities for 2017/18.
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The key findings from this year’s report indicate that:

  • There has been a 6.9% reduction in funding compared to the year before, and a 37% fall since the Government’s original allocation in 2013.
  • A third of local Healthwatch (47) have experienced a significant cut in funding.
  • Less than 50p per head is being invested annually in Healthwatch to gather the views and experiences of people.


If you need this in a different format, please email or call 03000 68 3000.

Our briefing on Healthwatch funding
Our letter to secretary of state